Flat Earth News: An Award-winning Reporter Exposes Falsehood, Distortion and Propaganda in the Global Media

Flat Earth News: An Award-winning Reporter Exposes Falsehood, Distortion and Propaganda in the Global Media

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By (author) Nick Davies

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  • Publisher: VINTAGE
  • Format: Paperback | 432 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 196mm x 32mm | 299g
  • Publication date: 1 May 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0099512688
  • ISBN 13: 9780099512684
  • Sales rank: 16,124

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An award-winning reporter exposes falsehood, distortion and propaganda in the global media. WARNING! Are newspapers seriously damaging your insight? Does what you read every day contain lies, PR, propaganda and distortion? Find out who's controlling your news in this shocking expose from the ultimate insider.

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Nick Davies writes investigative stories for the Guardian, and has been named Journalist of the Year, Reporter of the Year and Feature Writer of the Year in British press awards. Apart from his work on newspapers, he also makes television documentaries and he has written four books, including White Lies, which uncovered a racist miscarriage of justice in Texas; Murder on Ward Four, which examined the collapse of the NHS through the murder of children by Nurse Beverly Allitt; and Dark Heart, a journey through the wasteland of British poverty. He has three children and lives in Sussex.

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By Ben 16 Feb 2012 4

This book is easy to read and provides an interesting, albeit disappointing, overview on how the news industry works and what influences its content. I found the information to be put across in a logical and easy to understand manner, but some of the examples he used, while fascinating, were in my view unnecessarily long. More than a few times I found myself skipping over pages to get to the next section.

Don't let the title put you off, the whole "An Award-winning Reporter Exposes Falsehood, Distortion and Propaganda in the Global Media" sounds very Michael Moore, but it's not. It is a very 'hands-on' from someone who has a lot of experience in and around a news desk and isn't attempting to play the shock jock of research.

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"Important, vital, urgent" Financial Times "Meticulous, fair-minded and utterly gripping" -- Sam Leith Daily Telegraph "If you read newspapers, you MUST read this book" -- John Humphrys "A must-read for anyone worried about journalism - which, on this analysis, should be everyone" -- Ian Hislop "Powerful and timely...his analysis is fair, meticulously researched and fascinating" Observer